• 737s and A320s make sense. Lots of cheap ones atm and I imagine certified engineers/pilots/dispatchers/cabin crew available to operate them. Good luck to them.

  • I already thought VA was between JQ and QF. As a platinum Velocity member there is no special lounge, where as QF offers their Platinum the business lounge. No food in economy, just snack, where as QF provides a meal of sorts. Prices tend to be line ball or even higher than QF.

  • We have QF as a full service carrier with strong FF program, domestic network, and decent international network. All plugged into One World. Then there is JQ, providing cheaper, simpler fares, but extending some FF perks like lounge access where applicable.VA are wedged. Do they do a mid model...

  • Well don't forget the debt they took on to pay for lounges, new uniforms, new a/c (from 737s to 777, A333s, ATRs, EMBs), new logo etc. Borghetti burnt cash where it wasn't needed (although the 777s were pre him if I remember correctly).

  • Wasn't this what VA were doing already? Also - never seen spirits in the lounge (or did you mean on board?)

  • QFF Business Booking

    Jun 10, 2020, 08:37 PM

    Update. I found some flights in April and May, but at higher points. Called QF and they moved my flights to then. No increase in points.

  • QFF Business Booking

    Jun 04, 2020, 04:58 PM

    Brains TrustLast year, for the first time ever, I was able to secure 2 rtn business class tickets BNE - SFO. We're meant to be departing August.The original booking remains active in my bookings. No alternates offered, but I understand QF aren't flying BNE - SFO anytime soon. I also see they're...

  • Velocity - cash out points?

    Mar 31, 2020, 01:20 PM

    In light of VA suggesting AUD$1.4b govt support is needed for the industry, does this change any ones mind?

  • As has been mentioned already, it's going to be interesting to see how COVID19 pans out globally.We're lucky in Australia (and New Zealand) as we're islands. Makes containment and quarantine so much easier. Looking at the stats of covid19 globally, I think Australia and New Zealand will come ou...

  • Amex Velocity Card

    Mar 19, 2020, 04:19 PM

    I have the AMEX Velocity card that includes a free flight per year. It's coming up top renewal time and I haven't used that flight yet as I had planned on using it for upcoming school holidays. I won't be travelling now, so wondering if anyone has seen anything from AMEX about this? It's the o...